Laura Sims

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Laura Sims
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Laura Sims
Born Richmond, Virginia
Occupation Poet
Education M.F.A., University of Washington
Notable works Practice, Restraint and My god is this a man

Laura Sims is an American poet. She is the author of four books of poetry: Staying Alive (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2016), My god is this a man, Stranger, and Practice, Restraint (Fence Books).[1][2] In 2014, powerHouse Books published Fare Forward: Letters from David Markson, compiled and edited by Sims.[3] She has published five poetry chapbooks, including POST- (Goodmorning Menagerie, 2011).[4] Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Aufgabe,[5] Black Clock,[6] Black Warrior Review, Colorado Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Crayon, and Denver Quarterly,[7] among others. She has published book reviews and essays in Boston Review, New England Review,[8] Rain Taxi, and The Review of Contemporary Fiction.[9] Her honors include the 2005 Fence Books Alberta Prize for Practice, Restraint and a Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship from the Japan-US Friendship Commission in 2006.[10][11]

Sims is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington.[12] She is a professor of creative writing, literature and composition who currently teaches at New York University in the School for Continuing and Professional Studies.[13] She has been a featured writer for Harriet, the Poetry Foundation's blog, and she is a co-editor of Instance Press with poets Elizabeth Robinson, Beth Anderson, and Susanne Dyckman. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Poetry Books

Nonfiction Books


Recent Poems



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